During interviews at Kalak camp, people explained how hard it was to leave all their belongings behind and to be displaced. This woman who fled with nothing is being asked by those who know her to sell her house back in Mosul if she can, but she refuses saying that this is the only thing she and her husband have left, “our small house”.
Zakaria, an orphan living with his grandmother, is one of many children and vulnerable families who are receiving food assistance from WFP at Kalak camp. Many of the displaced families have said they wish to stay in the Kurdistan region of Iraq until the situation in their home cities becomes safe again.
Children stand in front of their family’s car which has a Mosul license plate on it. The car is the only thing that they managed to bring to Kalak camp after fleeing their home in Mosul. WFP is providing food assistance for their families during this difficult period.
29 August 2014 WFP Faces Challenges Helping Displaced In Iraq